Kittitas

Employment

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)

100 East Jackson Ave., Suite 100
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-0408 (Wanda Owen, Rehab Tech)
Phone: +1-509-925-0407 (Voc Rehab Counselor)
Ellensburg Office
Find a School Transition Counselor
About DVR

Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA)

Ellensburg Outstation
100 East Jackson Ave., Suite 100
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-0405 (Jim Ayers, Outstation Manager)
Phone: +1-509-925-0411 (Deborah De La Fuente, C/RM)

To determine eligibility contact the Regional Intake Office through the address above.
About DDA: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda 

WorkSource

Locate a WorkSource office in your county: https://worksourcewa.com.

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Health & Emergency

Washington Basic Health Care Plan

1220 Eastside SE, PO Box 9014
Olympia, WA 98504
Toll Free: +1-800-826-2444
For people under age 65 who do not qualify for Medicare and are low income. Covers doctor care, hospital care, lab and emergency care.

Medicaid (through SSI)

Toll Free: +1-800-772-1213
TTY: +1-800-325-0778
Web: www.ssa.gov
Youth with disabilities may qualify for SSI at age 18 and therefore receive Medicaid based on their income (not parents) and disability. Medicaid pays for mandatory health services. In Washington, it also covers optional services.

Healthcare for Workers with Disabilities (HWD)

Toll Free: +1-866-272-7630
Web: www.dshs.wa.gov/onlinecso/hwd.shtml
HWD is a Medicaid buy-in program for people with disabilities who work. The worker pays a small monthly fee (premium) based on his/her income.

Regional Support Networks - County Mental Health Crisis Lines Mental Health Division

PO Box 45320
Olympia WA 98504-5320
Phone: +1-360-902-8070

The Department of Social and Health Services provides care and treatment for people with severe and recurring mental illnesses and children with serious emotional disturbance and the families, operates a crisis response system for all of Washington's citizens, regulates the individuals that provide mental health services and develops mental health policy for all providers. County government agencies and 145 private and non-profit organizations, supported by state and federal money, provide treatment for most of Washington's children with mental illnesses. The agencies are organized into 14 Regional Support Networks.

Kittitas Valley Community Hospital

603 S. Chestnut
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-9841
KVCH is licensed for 50 acute care beds and offers 24-hour emergency care, inpatient and outpatient surgical services, critical care, family birthing center, respiratory care, laboratory, and imaging services.

ASPEN -- Crisis Line

413 Main Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-4168 ; +1-509-674-2881
Crisis response; 24-hour telephone support / information / referral.

Central Washington Disability Resource

422 N Pine Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-9620
Resource for persons with disabilities.

F.I.S.H. Food Bank

PO Box 85
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-3358 ; +1-509-925-1448
Emergency food boxes to low-income families.

Divisions of Developmental Disabilities

521 E Mountainview / PO Box 366
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-7761

Central Washington Comprehensive Mental Health

220 West Fourth Street
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-9861

Kittitas County Action Council

110 Pennsylvania Avenue
Cle Elum WA, 98922
Phone: +1-509-674-2375

606 W Third

Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-1448 Emergency food, shelter, clothing, gardening and gleaning program, Food Bank, Transportation Services. 

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Housing

Common Ground

110 Prefontaine Place S #504
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: +1-206-461-4500
Non-profit consulting firm specializing in low-income and special needs housing development. Their mission is to create and preserve decent housing for people with low income and special needs throughout Washington State.

Kittitas County Housing Authority

107 W 11th
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-9006

Kittitas County Action Council

110 Pennsylvania
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Phone: +1-509-674-2375

606 W Third

Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-1448 Emergency food, shelter, clothing.

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Postsecondary Education

Central Washington University

Web: www.cwu.edu  

Wenatchee Valley College

Web: www.wvc.edu  

Yakima Valley College

Web: www.yvcc.edu  

Job Corps

What is Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/AboutJobCorps.aspx
Where is Job Corps: http://www.jobcorps.gov/centers/wa.aspx 

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Recreation & Leisure

Special Olympics

Toll Free: +1-800-752-7559
Provides training & competition opportunities for developmentally disabled youth in 19 Olympic style sports, including aquatics, athletics, bowling, gymnastics, soccer, etc.

Boy Scouts of America, Grand Columbia Council

PO Box 9216
Yakima, WA 98909
Toll Free: +1-800-572-8603
Youth guidance, development, survival skills, community service.

Girl Scouts, Mid-Columbia Council

8468 W. Gage Boulevard
Kennewick, WA 99336
Toll Free: +1-800-967-8113
Contemporary leadership program for girls ages 5-17.

Camp Fire Boys & Girls

1001 South Third Street
Yakima, WA 98901
Toll Free: +1-800-281-9151
Helping kids become positive forces in their communities.

Youth Scholarships, KCAC

204 E. 6th Avenue
Ellensburg WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-1448
Aid to low-income families for community recreation programs.

Youth Services of Kittitas County

213 W 3rd Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-2737
Drop-in center for at-risk youth; recreational activities; counseling.

Kittitas Valley Memorial Pool and Fitness Center

815 E. Sixth Avenue
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-7211
Hours: Monday - Friday: 5:30AM - 10:30PM, Saturday 7:30AM - 10:30PM, Sunday 7:30AM - 9:00PM

Ellensburg Youth & Community Center

406 E. Capital
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-8604
Ellensburg's Youth Program is a non-fee based program available to youth grades 4 and up. This drop-in program includes a daily schedule of events geared toward youth. EYCC is open 3-6 daily.

4-H Kittitas County Extension / Washington State University

507 N Nanum Street, Suite 2
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-962-7505

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Transportation

DSHS Medical Coupon Transportation

Toll Free: +1-800-925-5438
If a person is unable to use public transportation and has a medical emergency, they may use medical coupons to pay for a taxi or cabulance. Prior approval necessary.

Kittitas County Action Council

110 Pennsylvania
Cle Elum, WA 98922
Phone: +1-509-674-2375
606 W Third
Ellensburg, WA 98926
Phone: +1-509-925-1448
Transportation services.

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